MUSEUM-HOUSE OF DULCE MARÍA LOYNAZ
The residence of the famous poetess, National Literature Prize (1988) and Cervantes Prize (1992), was converted into a Museum honouring the most talented Cuban writer of the XX century (1902-1997).
This building was restored with the cooperation of the Junta de Andalucía and Cuba, and it housed great celebrities of Spanish literature such as Federico García Lorca and Gabriela Mistral.
The place has three uses: it is the seat of the Cuban Academy of Language (Academia Cubana de la Lengua); it is also a Centre for promoting literature and a Museum dedicated to the life and works of Dulce Maria Loynaz.
The Cultural Centre is located in the busy capital neighbourhood of El Vedado (19 and C) where the Loynaz family always lived, headed by the Major General of the Independence War Enrique Loynaz del Castillo, father of Dulce María, against Spanish colonialism. The reasons for this residence being considered as a National Monument are more than enough.
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